Online Giving at RUMC

Giving online is easy and allows you to set up automatic recurring contributions and view your complete online giving history from anywhere you have access to the Internet. Or you can enter one-time contributions from the internet or by smart phone.

To get started, simply follow these easy steps:

  • Click on the Online Giving button below. This will take you to our church’s online giving webpage.

  • Click on our Create Profile button on that webpage.

  • Follow the onscreen instructions to create an online profile and to schedule your recurring or one-time contributions.

Rolling River Rampage a Success
We want to thank Rolinda Smoak and her team for a very educational and fun Vacation Bible School. Thirty-nine children participated, and we met many of them and their families on VBS Sunday (on July 22nd). Thanks to the teachers, helpers, cleaners, and kitchen staff as well as the children and their parents and grandparents for making this annual event a success.

Getting to Know You
Our new pastor, Rev. Louis Telcy, would like to get to know everyone in the congregation. To do this, we have re-instituted sign-up sheets during Sunday worship. Sign-up sheets are located in each pew. Please fill in your name, phone number, and address. Also, if you have a special need or would like to meet with Pastor Telcy, let him know a date and time when it would be convenient for you.

ESOL Classes Start in August
Lay Pastor Norma Encarnacion will resume teaching English classes on Tuesday, August 21st, 2018. Classes will be held from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM. For more information, you can contact Norma at 389-3607 or email her at
Pastors Message
About Us

8002 U. S. Highway 301 South, Riverview, FL  33578  813-677-5995
Sunday Services
Faith Groups/Sunday School, 9:00 AM-9:55 AM
Relationships/Refreshment, 10:00 AM-10:25 AM
Worship Service, 10:30 AM
Hispanic Worship Service
 12:00 Noon

Rev. Louis Telcy, Pastor
Norma Encarnacion, Lay Pastor, Hispanic Congregation

Here at Riverview First United Methodist Church, it is our mission to win people to Christ, to train believers to become disciples, and to send disciples to impact our community and the world for Jesus Christ.
Download the August, 2018
Bell Newsletter from this link.
Download the Prayer Tree for 
July 22, 2018 from this link.
Bible Passage of the Week:
God Stepped In and Saved Us

It wasn’t so long ago that we ourselves were stupid and stubborn, dupes of sin, ordered every which way by our glands, going around with a chip on our shoulder, hated and hating back. But when God, our kind and loving Savior God, stepped in, he saved us from all that.  It was all his doing; we had nothing to do with it. He gave us a good bath, and we came out of it new people, washed inside and out by the Holy Spirit.  Our Savior Jesus poured out new life so generously. God’s gift has restored our relationship with him and has given us back our lives. And there’s more life to come—an eternity of life! You can count on this.

Titus 3:3-8 (The Message)

Calendar of Upcoming Events

Thursday, August 2
RUMC Choir Practice Restarts.  Choir Room, 6:30 PM

Monday, August 6
Vision Meeting.  Library, 6:30 PM

Tuesday, August 7
Trustees Meeting.  Library, 7:00 PM.

Sunday, August 12
Ice Cream Social.  Crichton Hall, 11:45 AM

Tuesday, August 21
ESOL Class Registration. Room 6, 7:00-9:00 PM

Sunday, September 9
Chili Cook-Off.  Crichton Hall, 11:45 AM

Friday, September 14
Family Fun Night.  Crichton Hall, 5-7 PM
Future Fellowship Events for Your Consideration
School starts early in Florida. To celebrate (or to commiserate), the Care Committee is planning an Ice Cream Social for Sunday, August 12th. Please stop by Fellowship Hall after the church service to indulge your ice cream fantasy!

On Sunday, September 9th, the Care Committee is celebrating Grandparent’s Day by sponsoring a Chili Cook-Off in the Fellowship Hall immediately after services. Then, later that week, on Friday, September 14th, the children’s ministry will be leading a Family Game Night in Fellowship Hall—to provide wholesome fun for families and friends. Family Game Night is an experiment that the sponsors hope to repeat on a quarterly basis.
The Florida Children’s Home Gets 
Ready for School
Sharon Cayce, our liaison to the Florida UMC Children’s Home is starting to collect school supplies for the children and youth at the Home. Tubs will be placed in the narthex and by the church office for school supply donations.  This link contains a list of the kinds of supplies that the Children’s Home is seeking.

Also, note that Sunday, July 29th is a fifth Sunday of the month—a noisy offering Sunday. On that date, we will be collecting your spare change and folding money as part of an offering to the Florida UMC Children’s Home. We have already collected nearly $1,000 for the home in 2018.